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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 6/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 0.04
KS's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
60% of the 387 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. KS: 0.04 )
KS' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.04

Equity to Asset 0.28
KS's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
56% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.49 vs. KS: 0.28 )
KS' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.23   Max: 0.69
Current: 0.28

0.23
0.69
Interest Coverage 10.65
KS's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
74% of the 194 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 7.22 vs. KS: 10.65 )
KS' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.75   Max: 9999.99
Current: 10.65

2.75
9999.99
F-Score: 7
Z-Score: 2.39
M-Score: -2.10
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 12.58
KS's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
91% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.64 vs. KS: 12.58 )
KS' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 23.93
Current: 12.58

8.78
23.93
Net-margin (%) 7.28
KS's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
86% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. KS: 7.28 )
KS' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: 3.75   Max: 13.68
Current: 7.28

3.75
13.68
ROE (%) 19.12
KS's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 382 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 4.09 vs. KS: 19.12 )
KS' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: 0.89   Max: 23.02
Current: 19.12

0.89
23.02
ROA (%) 4.80
KS's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 388 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.94 vs. KS: 4.80 )
KS' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: 0.72   Max: 12
Current: 4.8

0.72
12
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 13.81
KS's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 389 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.46 vs. KS: 13.81 )
KS' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.76   Max: 32.34
Current: 13.81

-1.76
32.34
Revenue Growth (%) 2.80
KS's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
75% of the 352 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.50 vs. KS: 2.80 )
KS' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 32.9
Current: 2.8

0
32.9
EBITDA Growth (%) 10.40
KS's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
84% of the 303 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: -3.70 vs. KS: 10.40 )
KS' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: -32.6   Max: 14.8
Current: 10.4

-32.6
14.8
EPS Growth (%) -1.50
KS's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
70% of the 258 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.30 vs. KS: -1.50 )
KS' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -33.8   Max: 205.5
Current: -1.5

-33.8
205.5
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2013

KS Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Jeremy Grantham 159,582 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 19,600 sh (+90.29%)
Jim Simons 491,300 sh (+70.47%)
Steven Cohen 11,488 sh (+63.18%)
Pioneer Investments 140,702 sh (+10.35%)
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Q4 2013

KS Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 546,100 sh (+11.15%)
Pioneer Investments 126,034 sh (-10.42%)
Steven Cohen 9,161 sh (-20.26%)
Jeremy Grantham 92,073 sh (-42.3%)
Paul Tudor Jones 5,400 sh (-72.45%)
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Q1 2014

KS Guru Trades in Q1 2014

John Keeley 1,693,095 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 91,502 sh (+399.41%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,488 sh (+43.41%)
Jeremy Grantham 208,200 sh (+13.06%)
Jim Simons 1,090,538 sh (-0.15%)
Pioneer Investments 234,442 sh (-6.99%)
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Q2 2014

KS Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Richard Perry 2,771,666 sh (New)
Scott Black 275,883 sh (New)
John Keeley 1,872,243 sh (+10.58%)
Steven Cohen 132,200 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments 212,255 sh (-9.46%)
Jeremy Grantham 176,400 sh (-15.27%)
Paul Tudor Jones 7,451 sh (-51.89%)
Jim Simons 469,800 sh (-56.92%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with KS

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Richard Perry 2014-06-30 New Buy2.5%$24.74 - $33.34 $ 30.749%2771666
Scott Black 2014-06-30 New Buy1.3%$24.74 - $33.34 $ 30.749%275883
John Keeley 2014-06-30 Add 10.58%0.11%$24.74 - $33.34 $ 30.749%1872243
John Keeley 2014-03-31 New Buy0.84%$26.25 - $32.59 $ 30.746%1693095
Scott Black 2012-12-31 Sold Out 0.06%$9.77 - $11.53 $ 30.74188%0
Scott Black 2012-06-30 New Buy0.04%$7.52 - $10.01 $ 30.74266%16160
Joel Greenblatt 2012-03-31 Sold Out 0.02%$8.03 - $10.62 $ 30.74244%0
Joel Greenblatt 2011-12-31 New Buy0.02%$6.59 - $8.94 $ 30.74280%11822
Joel Greenblatt 2011-06-30 Sold Out 0.06%$7.19 - $8.82 $ 30.74283%0
George Soros 2011-06-30 Sold Out $7.19 - $8.82 $ 30.74283%0
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 21.80
KS's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
72% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 28.70 vs. KS: 21.80 )
KS' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 1.98   Max: 36.23
Current: 21.8

1.98
36.23
P/B 3.90
KS's P/B is ranked lower than
60% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. KS: 3.90 )
KS' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.17   Max: 4.57
Current: 3.9

0.17
4.57
P/S 1.67
KS's P/S is ranked lower than
55% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.75 vs. KS: 1.67 )
KS' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 3.75
Current: 1.67

0.07
3.75
PFCF 23.47
KS's PFCF is ranked higher than
78% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KS: 23.47 )
KS' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.45   Max: 31.69
Current: 23.47

1.45
31.69
EV-to-EBIT 13.76
KS's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
83% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 28.61 vs. KS: 13.76 )
KS' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 3.4   Max: 75.4
Current: 13.76

3.4
75.4
Shiller P/E 31.20
KS's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
81% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. KS: 31.20 )
KS' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 10.38   Max: 36.97
Current: 31.2

10.38
36.97
Current Ratio 1.92
KS's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
76% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.57 vs. KS: 1.92 )
KS' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1.06   Max: 586.19
Current: 1.92

1.06
586.19
Quick Ratio 1.14
KS's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
73% of the 317 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 0.96 vs. KS: 1.14 )
KS' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.77   Max: 586.19
Current: 1.14

0.77
586.19

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 28.20
KS's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
53% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. KS: 28.20 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.46   Max: 199.5
Current: 28.2

0.46
199.5
Price/DCF (Projected) 1.62
KS's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
80% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.78 vs. KS: 1.62 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.62   Max: 7.93
Current: 1.62

0.62
7.93
Price/Median PS Value 1.80
KS's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. KS: 1.80 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.14   Max: 3.67
Current: 1.8

0.14
3.67
Price/Graham Number 4.64
KS's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
64% of the 415 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. KS: 4.64 )
KS' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.25   Max: 13.43
Current: 4.64

0.25
13.43
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 7.30
KS's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 328 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 5.80 vs. KS: 7.30 )
KS' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.3   Max: 29.1
Current: 7.3

1.3
29.1
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 5.88
KS's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
77% of the 310 Companies
in the Global Paper & Paper Products industry.

( Industry Median: 3.91 vs. KS: 5.88 )
KS' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -0.4   Max: 110.5
Current: 5.88

-0.4
110.5

Business Description

Industry: Forest Products » Paper & Paper Products
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Traded in other countries:KTU.Germany
KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation, formerly Stone Arcade Acquisition Corporation, was formed in Delaware as a special purpose acquisition corporation on April 15, 2005 for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition or other similar business combination with an unidentified operating business in the paper, packaging, forest products and related industries. The Company was incorporated on April 15, 2005 in the state of Delaware. The Company produces and sells different unbleached kraft, linerboard, saturating kraft and unbleached folding carton board in the United States and globally. The kraft paper market is comprised of three general product types. Multiwall paper is used to produce bags for agricultural products, pet food, baking products, cement and chemicals. Specialty converting paper is used for end uses within coating and laminating applications that require a smooth surface. Specialty converting is also used to produce shingle wrap, end caps, roll wrap and dunnage bags. Grocery bag and sack paper is converted into retail shopping bags, grocery sacks and lawn and leaf refuse bags. Linerboard is mainly used to manufacture corrugated containers for packaging products. U.S. demand for corrugated boxes and linerboard tends to be driven by industrial production of processed foods, nondurable goods and certain durable goods. It targets its linerboard for specialty independent corrugated and laminated products customers who focus on specialty niche packaging. Its saturating kraft product line is used in multiple industries including construction, electronics manufacturing and furniture manufacturing around the world. The Company's Kraftpak (r) customer base consists of integrated and independent converters in the folding carton industry. It markets and sells products through a national sales force for its domestic sales. Its manufacturing facilities are based in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and North Charleston, South Carolina and include production facilities consisting of integrated pulp and paper mills that produce kraft paper, linerboard, saturating kraft products sold under the DuraSorb(r) brand and folding carton board sold under the Kraftpak(r) brand. The raw materials needed to process unbleached kraft paper and related products consist of round wood, woodchips and chemicals. In addition, it purchases coal, fuel oil and natural gas to run boilers and its cogeneration facility in South Carolina. Kraftpak(r) competes with uncoated recycled board which is produced by Newark, Rock-Tenn, Caraustar and Graphic Packaging, and smaller producers. Its operations are subject to environmental regulation by federal, state, and local authorities in the United States, including requirements that regulate discharge into the environment, waste management, and remediation of environmental contamination.

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